All Resource Types Tagged "Skilled Volunteers"

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From Management to Engagement: Skilled Volunteers in Public Libraries This one hour webinar -- From Management to Engagement: Skilled Volunteers in Public Libraries -- was produced by the Texas State Library, and presented by Carla Lehn, and library directors from the small communities of Johnson City and Brownwood Texas, sharing their experiences recruiting and engaging skilled volunteers. You may watch the recording and download the powerpoint and handouts here: NOTE: Texas provides CE credit including a printed certificate of completion for viewing the recording and accessing the material. If you'd like to do that, go here: -- create a (free) user account on their Online Training site by clicking the login link at the top left corner of the course home page, then return to the course home page after logging in with your user account and finally, enroll yourself in the course. If you have questions about this, please contact Naomi DiTullio: Engaging High Impact Volunteers Skilled Volunteers Training Materials
How Talent (Not Money) WIll Transform Your Organization The world is full of educated, experienced, talented people who care about community. They are passionate about causes. And they are willing – even yearning – to contribute strategy, expertise and skills to your organization. They are looking for meaningful, time-specific projects. They crave opportunities to act as project managers, legal advisors, financial strategists, online marketing gurus, business coaches, HR consultants (the list is endless). Sadly, nonprofit organizations are not yet stepping up to offer the opportunities these talented people desire. There are very few opportunities designed with these people in mind. Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Staff Training Skilled Volunteers Training Materials
In Lieu of Money, Toyota Donates Efficiency to New York Charity This New York Times article provides an excellent example of a company providing their skilled volunteers to address the needs of a volunteer organization. Engaging High Impact Volunteers skilled, Skilled Volunteers Training Materials
Skilled Volunteer Interview: Social Media Specialist This is a 4 minute interview with a volunteer who served as a Social Media Specialist for the California State Library. Her volunteer Position Description can be found here: Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Millenials Skilled Volunteers, Millennials, social media, virtual Training Materials
Small Library VolunteerMatch Success Story - Brownwood Texas In this 2 minute video, Brownwood Texas Library Director, Becky Isbell, shares her successful experience in posting a need for a skilled graphic design volunteer on VolunteerMatch. (Brownwood has a population of 19,288.) Using the "Virtual" volunteer search, Becky found someone all the way in Pennsylvania, who not only designed her logo, but additional collateral materials for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten project. They've never met, but, Mission Accomplished! for both the library and the volunteer. The 1 hour 2017 webinar from which this clip is taken can be viewed in its entirety here: Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, On-line Volunteer Recruitment, VolunteerMatch Tools and Resources rural, Skilled Volunteers, VolunteerMatch Training Materials
Successful Volunteer Recruitment Strategies for Baby Boomers & Generations that Follow This is a one hour archived webinar presented by Carla Lehn in February, 2012. Presenter slides and handouts are available at the link below. Do you ever wonder what motivates volunteers? Are you wondering where to find talented volunteers? What projects or programs do you have that will attract them? Baby boomers and the generations that follow are seeking new ways to use their skills and experience to make a difference in their communities. Your library is uniquely positioned to benefit from these volunteers. This webinar provides tools, techniques, and models for volunteer engagement. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Understand the potential for engaging high impact, skilled volunteers to assist public libraries. Know how to engage this talent to extend the library’s capacity in the community and to benefit from these new library advocates and supporters. Understand the motivations behind why people volunteer. Be able to create diverse and meaningful skilled volunteer positions that will attract a broad range of community volunteers, especially baby boomers. Plan to implement a variety of successful volunteer recruitment strategies that go far beyond the “Volunteer Here” sign on the Circulation Desk. ; Volunteer Recruitment, Baby Boomers, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, On-line Volunteer Recruitment Volunteer Recruitment, Skilled Volunteers, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millenials Training Materials
Volunteer Engagement: Changing Our Volunteer Culture This Urban Libraries Council article by Joan Young of the San Jose Public Library describes the positive impact on their library of implementing a volunteer engagement strategy throughout their system. Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers Skilled Volunteers Training Materials
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